School News

A New School Year!


A new school year is almost here, and there are a few things to take care of before the first day on Aug. 23, 2017. All families (whether new or returning) must sign-up for school online. Click here to learn more. McKinley staff will be here from 1 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 27 … Read more »

Sign-Up for School


On July 17, 2017, online registration will open for families currently in the district for the 2017-18 school year. Families new to DMPS should contact the Welcome Center (see below) as soon as possible. To help ensure that schools and students are well prepared for the first day of school, parents are encouraged to register their child … Read more »

McKinley Fundraiser – Discount Cards


McKinley students are raising funds that can be used to help improve our playground and school. Please consider purchasing a $10 discount card good for discounts at many different businesses in our area. The card more than pays for itself and is valid well into 2018! Click here for a short video that describes the … Read more »

Community Resources


Bidwell Riverside is a local community resource that is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to assist families to relieve the strain of poverty and allow them more time to do other important things. Their goal is to help in a way that will allow families to break the cycle of poverty. Click the … Read more »

Amazing Summer Camps!


Looking for fun activities this summer? How about some summer camps? There are so many available, and the document linked below gives you more information about each of them. Enjoy! Summer Camp List 2017

Summer Child Care Available


Metro Kids will again offer summer child care programming in 2017. Metro Kids hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with field trips 3 times a week. Activities include swimming and excursions to popular local attractions. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided at each site. Please plan to send a sack lunch each day unless … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Aug 01
School Board Meeting
Aug 07
Jump Start (8-11 a.m. Daily)
Aug 15
School Board Meeting
Aug 22
Meet Your Teacher!
Aug 23
Adjusted Dismissal (Early Out)

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About McKinley Elementary School

1610 SE 6th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315

P: 515-242-8423 | F: 515-242-8496 | E: 


McKinley Elementary serves as a school and as a resource center for our diverse community. Many of our PK-5 students bring a rich cultural heritage that finds expression at McKinley, a school that has served the community since 1902. Read More…

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